SAB Biotherapeutics Appoints Katie Ellias to the Board of Directors
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Nov 20, 2023, 7:30 AM ET
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SAB Biotherapeutics (Nasdaq: SABS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a novel immunotherapy platform that is developing a fully-human anti-thymocyte immunoglobulin (hIgG) for delaying the onset or progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D), today announced that Katie Ellias has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.
With Ms. Ellias’ appointment, the SAB Biotherapeutics Board is composed of ten directors, eight of whom are independent. Ms. Ellias serves as a Managing Director at the JDRF T1D Fund LLC, a venture philanthropy fund with approximately $200 million in assets, including an investment in SAB. Ms. Ellias joined the T1D Fund in 2018 where she has led a number of investments in companies developing T1D-oriented therapies. She has also served as a director on the board of several companies, including, DiogenX, Veralox Therapeutics, i2O Therapeutics, and Capillary Biomedical.
Ms. Ellias joined the T1D Fund from Endeavour Vision, a Geneva-based growth stage venture fund. She was previously Principal at Sofinnova Partners, Paris, a leading early-stage life sciences fund. Ms. Ellias has also held roles in business development with Medtronic and started her career at McKinsey & Company. She holds an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from Yale University.
“Katie’s exceptional experience and deep expertise in T1D are a natural fit for SAB’s Board of Directors,” said Samuel J. Reich, Executive Chairman of SAB. “SAB is well-positioned for growth; thus, we are grateful for the insight and impact Katie will bring to our Board as we look to change the T1D treatment paradigm.”
Ms. Ellias said, “SAB is well-positioned at a critical inflection point in T1D. I’m inspired by what the company is building and honored to join their Board of Directors.”
About SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc.
SAB Biotherapeutics (SAB) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing fully human, multi- targeted, high-potency immunoglobulins (IgGs), without the need for human donors or convalescent plasma, to treat and prevent immune and autoimmune disorders. The company’s lead asset, SAB-142, targets type 1 diabetes (T1D) with a disease-modifying therapeutic approach that aims to change the treatment paradigm by delaying onset and potentially preventing disease progression. Using advanced genetic engineering and antibody science to develop Transchromosomic (Tc) Bovine™, the only transgenic animal with a human artificial chromosome, SAB’s DiversitAb™ drug development production system is able to generate a diverse repertoire of specifically targeted, high-potency, fully-human IgGs that can address a wide range of serious unmet needs in human diseases without the need for convalescent plasma or human donors. For more information on SAB, visit: https://www.SAb.bio/.
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